Two men were arrested after an alleged armed robbery and led police on a high speed chase. According to a report, the chase was called off but police found the men after a tip was received. They are now facing charges of aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit theft. The men allegedly tried to rob a Nordstrom store in a mall in Colorado.
The details from this case are likely to continue unfolding, and an investigation will be conducted. People who are arrested might be wise to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney, even if they have only been arrested, but not yet charged. They can help make sure a person's rights are preserved throughout the legal process.
If a person is arrested and charged with a crime, they might face difficulty finding a job in the future and could face extreme damage to their reputation. Damage to a person's reputation can affect their personal life and future potential to succeed. Sometimes damage is already done because of news reports.
When news reports talk about alleged crimes, they often use police reports as their primary source. These reports are meant to help a police build a case against the person and don't usually include the person's point of view. An attorney can help a person defend their reputation and hopefully clear their name of any wrongdoing.
Source: CBS Denver, "Arrests Made In Armed Robbery, High Speed Chase," Dec. 6, 2012
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